We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Spirit House Dunedin

8 Esplanade | St Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
+64 3-455 9500
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“green curry” (7 reviews)
“lemon chicken” (6 reviews)
“thai food” (9 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Esplanade | St Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (295)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 293 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would return. Well looked after. Enjoyed our meals.Well appointed restaurant with lovely views. BYO is a handy option.

Thank GoldCoastGoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival things were a little slow with me having to get up to ask for water for the table and again to order first drink. However once we were in the flow of things it was fantastic. Service excellent, food incredibly tasty and well...More

Thank mlbj2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fortunate to secure an early reservation before the All Blacks game at the stadium. Great service with both food and drinks. Authentic dishes with fresh flavours. Lovely experience for us all. Only negative was our 7 year old was served beef when we had asked...More

Thank Lea P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We here for lunch; the first time ever. Extensive lunch menu. Entrees range from $5-$15 Mains range from $15 to$30 We had a glass of cab merlot each @ $7.50 ea We had a chicken pad Thai $15 nice and saucy but no ‘medium’ spice...More

Thank Monique-of-Auckland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and fantastic food! We go here a few times a year and are never disappointed. Keep up the good work... and maybe bring in more authentic Thai dishes every now and again?

Thank Marna N
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Impressed with meals and wait staff were attentive and friendly. Lovely view of sea from our table. Recommend to diners looking for decent Asian food, good pricing and great ambience.

Thank Mariajg1246
Reviewed 3 June 2018

I had heard such great things about this restaurant but was terribly disappointed after my first visit and won't be returning. When I went to pay they said my total was $33.50 and I questioned it after calculating what it would be from memory on...More

Thank Lydia W
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Having visited many time I’m hard pressed to find much to complain about, The service efficient the food always great . People who make negative comments have chosen the wrong food or failed to ask the staff about their choice before ordering.. Keep up the...More

Thank phasetw0
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The title says it all. Both our meals were bland and my Medium-Hot request had no chilli at all. To be fair to the restaurant they did only charge us for one meal (we didn't bother eating the other). Chef needs to learn seasoning and...More

Thank TravellingPareras
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here last Wednesday -food was extremely tasty and the service friendly and accomodating Was surprised at how cost effective the meal was for two people as well Only downside was the difficulty we had reading the menus with the poor lighting...More

Thank dave m
Nearby HotelsSee all 60 hotels in Dunedin
Esplanade Motel & Apartments
136 reviews
.02 km away
Apartments at St Clair
139 reviews
.04 km away
Hotel St Clair
117 reviews
.12 km away
Ocean Beach Hotel
229 reviews
1.61 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Esplanade Restaurant
468 reviews
.05 km away
Starfish Cafe and Bar
311 reviews
.07 km away
275 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Dunedin Beach
133 reviews
.07 km away
St Clair Beach
34 reviews
.03 km away
St Clair Hot Salt Water Pool
16 reviews
.03 km away
Offtrack MTB Tours - Day Tours
97 reviews
1.14 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
19 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Scott M | Reviewed this property |
yes, there is a BYO option
11 March 2016|
Response from Waitress04 |
On the spirit House website, there is a PDF of the menu ☺️
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Esplanade | St Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-455 9500
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing